Event Details

(BROOKLYN) SDDS October General Membership Meeting - The Foundational Science Supporting Bitemark Analysis

  • Thu, Oct 06, 2022 | 6:30 PM - Thu, Oct 06, 2022 | 11:59 PM


Dyker Beach Golf Course
1030 86th Street*
Brooklyn, NY 11228
(718) 836-9722

*Main entrance driveway is at 88th Street and 7th Avenue; venue parking lot is at 86th Street and 11th Avenue

Featured Clinician:
John P. Demas, D.D.S.
Forensic Dental Consultant, Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York

Forensic dentists worldwide have been taught that because each human dentition is unique then the marks (bitemarks) left by those dentitions would also be unique. As such, forensic dentists are taught how to analyze bitemarks on skin to establish the identity of the biter and they have also served as expert witnesses, aiding law enforcment in the pursuit of criminal investigations. We will discuss the traditional methods of analysis as it has been and continues to be taught. We will also review ALL of the published research on the fidelity of skin as a registration material and further discuss the role played by forensic odontologists in the criminal justice system.

Upon successful completion of this lecture, attendees will learn the scientific research which supports the analysis of bitemarks as endorsed by the American Board of Forensic Odontology.




Refund and Cancellation Policy:
All requests for refunds or credits must be made in writing or by phone and received at least two weeks prior to the course date. A full refund, less a ten dollar ($10.00) administrative charge, or if requested and available, credit for a similarly priced course will be issued. Refunds or credits requested after this date will not be granted, including requests made based on absence due to illness, late arrival for courses and/or weather conditions. In the event that a course is cancelled by Second District, paid tuition will be fully refunded.

Second District Dental Society is a recognized sponsor by the N.Y.S. Education Department, ADA CERP and the AGD.

ADA CERP and AGD PACE logo and statement

Unless otherwise stated, all featured speakers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial arrangements or affiliations with any corporate organizations that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning the continuing education activities stated herein.